Chloe May

Chloe fell in love with dance at the age of four in her home town of Bishop's Stortford when she began Tap and Modern lessons with Chris Shrimpton. She then went on to train with Jenny Patrick and Bodywork Dance Studios before completing her professional dance training at the renowned Performers College in Essex under the direction of Brian Rogers, gaining a Trinity National Diploma in Dance (Musical Theatre). Whist at Performers she achieved her teaching associates in Ballet and Modern with the I.S.T.D and taught the Junior Performers - the children's department at the College.

Chloe's professional performing career took her all over Europe and the United States, performing in touring shows such as 'Spirit of The Dance', 'Spirit of Christmas', 'Grease' and 'We Will Rock You'. In the UK, she danced regularly in pantomimes for QDOS Productions and performed a summer season with comedy legends Cannon and Ball in 'Comedy Bonanza' at the Blackpool Grand Theatre. She occasionally worked as a model and even performed as 'Sporty Spice' in a Spice Girls tribute band! Chloe enjoyed success as a commercial backing dancer for pop artists including Rachel Stevens and expanded her dance knowledge as a member of 'Culture Shock UK', a forward thinking hip hop dance group performing in America and the UK.

Chloe has taught dance and musical theatre in schools throughout Hertfordshire, Essex and Bedfordshire. She gained first class honours for her BA degree in Dance with Performing Arts in 2009, and also received her Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). She then relocated to the West Midlands to be closer to her family. She became the Teacher in Charge of Dance and Musical Theatre at a local Secondary School and also undertook the roles of Assistant Head of Year 7 and School Literacy Leader for the whole school.

 

After a successful career teaching in education, Chloe realised that she longed to go back to her dancing roots. She decided to follow her dreams and open her own dance academy, where she offers children and their parents high quality teaching within a nurturing, family environment.

Chloe fell in love with dance at the age of four in her home town of Bishop's Stortford when she began Tap and Modern lessons with Chris Shrimpton. She then went on to train with Jenny Patrick and Bodywork Dance Studios before completing her professional dance training at the renowned Performers College in Essex under the direction of Brian Rogers, gaining a Trinity National Diploma in Dance (Musical Theatre). Whist at Performers she achieved her teaching associates in Ballet and Modern with the I.S.T.D and taught the Junior Performers - the children's department at the College.

Chloe's professional performing career took her all over Europe and the United States, performing in touring shows such as 'Spirit of The Dance', 'Spirit of Christmas', 'Grease' and 'We Will Rock You'. In the UK, she danced regularly in pantomimes for QDOS Productions and performed a summer season with comedy legends Cannon and Ball in 'Comedy Bonanza' at the Blackpool Grand Theatre. She occasionally worked as a model and even performed as 'Sporty Spice' in a Spice Girls tribute band! Chloe enjoyed success as a commercial backing dancer for pop artists including Rachel Stevens and expanded her dance knowledge as a member of 'Culture Shock UK', a forward thinking hip hop dance group performing in America and the UK.

Chloe has taught dance and musical theatre in schools throughout Hertfordshire, Essex and Bedfordshire. She gained first class honours for her BA degree in Dance with Performing Arts in 2009, and also received her Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). She then relocated to the West Midlands to be closer to her family. She became the Teacher in Charge of Dance and Musical Theatre at a local Secondary School and also undertook the roles of Assistant Head of Year 7 and School Literacy Leader for the whole school.

 

After a successful career teaching in education, Chloe realised that she longed to go back to her dancing roots. She decided to follow her dreams and open her own dance academy, where she offers children and their parents high quality teaching within a nurturing, family environment.

Alice Mitchell

Alice Mitchell joined the team in September 2019 and is teaching our Saturday timetable.

 

From the age of 4, Alice has studied Ballet, Tap, Modern and Street Dance at her local dance school in Sutton Coldfield. 

 

Alice has performed in many theatre productions in Birmingham and the West Midlands including Peter Pan, We Will Rock You and Aladdin. At age 14 she gained a place at BOA, a prestigious Performing Arts School in Birmingham to complete her GCSE's alongside intensive dance training.

 

She then commenced full time training at Rare Dance College in Liverpool achieving a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance.

 

She has trained to a high level in Ballet, Tap, Commercial & Jazz/Lyrical dance. She is passionate about teaching young children and can't wait to join the Academy family. She is currently completing her BA Hons Degree in Dance at Addict Dance Academy in Leicester.  

Catherine Pitt

Catherine grew up in Birmingham with a passion for all things performing arts. In 2011, she starred in and produced 'Hugz 'N' Kisses' with Cleo Whittingham of Four40Four Production Company. The short film about a destructive friendship was shortlisted by the Electric December Film Festival in Bristol. 

At University, she starred in an independent zombie feature film called 'Summer '14' and worked as Assistant Director on an adaptation of the Edward Albee play, 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' with Lancaster University Theatre Group.

After leaving University, Catherine became the Artistic Assistant intern for award winning Birmingham theatre company, Women & Theatre, founded by the well-loved Janice Connolly (aka, Mrs Barbara Nice who featured on the 2019 series of Britain's Got Talent!). Here she worked on many professional theatre projects and also helped to create and deliver important, engaging theatre pieces within the community. As well as performing and creating, Catherine was responsible for the administration of numerous projects and assisted the project management team. 

Most recently, she starred in 'We Never Know', a music video debut for solo artist Zoe Lenore.

As well as being Studio Manager for Chloe May's Dance Academy, she also runs her own freelance copywriting and content business, Flip Writing.  She is an enthusiastic and skilled facilitator who has big visions for the future of Chloe May's Dance Academy. She is thrilled to be part of such a dynamic and nurturing dance school, and adores watching children thrive within the Academy. 

Nicole Tanser-Vouts

Nicole Tanser-Vouts joined our Saturday team in September 2019 and is manning the front desk as well as assisting in our Reception and Year 1 classes.

 

Nicole has trained within the examination boards of RAD, BDTA and IDTA to a high level including achieving her RAD Advanced Ballet Exam. She has trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Commercial, Tap and Disco Freestyle. She also has a keen interest in Acro Dance and has some impressive tumbling skills!

 

Nicole completed her GCSE's at BOA, following the dance pathway. She is currently attending BOA sixth form where she is studying BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Sally Shillingford

Sally grew up in Kinver and started dancing at the Severn Valley School of Dance at age 4. Whilst at the Severn Valley School of Dance, Sally trained hard and passed her examinations in ISTD Tap and Modern and RAD Ballet. She has taken part in numerous annual shows, events and displays, for which she has won many trophies. 

Sally went on to become a student teacher at Severn Valley and worked with many children who have since gone on to stage schools and started performing in Birmingham and London theatres. She also worked extensively with the Summerhill Pathways Drama group.  

Sally now works as a personal carer and has a keen interest in photography. 

Sally has a never-ending passion for dance and hopes to keep inspiring children to achieve their potential in their dance classes.

Daisy Barney

Daisy grew up in Bromsgrove and her passion for dance began at the age of 3 at Christine Ann School of Dance. She then progressed onto various dance schools including Excels Dance Academy, where she performed in different venues throughout the UK including London and Blackpool. 

Daisy is a versatile dancer who has studied a range of dance styles. Her favourite genres of dance are Ballet, Jazz, Commercial and Lyrical and she has previously taken I.D.T.A exams in Ballroom, Latin, Street, Freestyle and Rock and Roll. At secondary school Daisy studied BTEC Dance, where she had the opportunity to teach young children, judge dance competitions and choreograph dances for group performances.

 

Daisy’s dream is to be a dancer on a cruise line and furthermore to pursue a career as a dance teacher/choreographer and own her own dance studio one day. She has been accepted onto the BTEC Level 3 Dance course at the prestigious Birmingham Ormiston Academy and will begin training there in September.

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Chloe May's Dance Academy

Classes based at:

 

Kidderminster Baptist Church

Franche Road

Kidderminster, DY11 5BE

St. Oswald's CofE Primary School

Sion Avenue

Kidderminster, DY10 2YL

Catshill Social Club

13 Meadow Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove

B61 0JJ

Tel: 07818 020865

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